The Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) provides employees who qualify with up to 12 work weeks of unpaid, job-protected leave in a 12-month period for specified family and medical reasons. It also requires group health benefits to be maintained […]Read whole story
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The Basics of FMLA in Kentucky
Employers Face New Rules on Background Checks
Know your rights when your employer tries to dig up dirt during a background check. After the first of the year, employers will need to provide job applicants and employees with the new Fair Credit Reporting Act “Summary of Rights” form before running […]Read whole story
Local Judge’s Video Admonishment of Attorney goes Viral.
A strong admonishment of an attorney by a Jefferson Circuit Court was captured on video and has gone viral. The ABA recently published the video on its website http://www.abajournal.com/news/article/jefferson_circuit_kentucky_judge_martin_mcdonald_backseat_driver_video/ The Court’s lecture appears to be the result of counsel’s attempts […]Read whole story
Breastfeeding mothers must be excused from Jury Duty in Kentucky.
If you are breast-feeding you must be excused from jury duty in the Commonwealth of Kentucky. KRS 29A.100(4) provides: “The judge shall excuse a mother who is breastfeeding a child or expressing breast milk from jury service until such time […]Read whole story
An Employer Must Provide a Place and Time to Breast-feed
A recently enacted Federal Law requires employers to provide a place and time for a woman to breastfeed. Among many provisions in the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, Section 4207 of the law amends the Fair Labor Standards Act […]Read whole story
Breast-feeding in Public or Private is Legal in Kentucky, But the Debate Continues.
You may not know it, but it’s perfectly legal to breast-feed your child in a public or private location in the Commonwealth of Kentucky. KRS 211.755(3) states that: “No person shall interfere with a mother breast-feeding her child in any […]Read whole story
If you are not prepared to see it on the front page of your local paper…Do not put it on Facebook
What you post on Facebook can be used against you in Court. If you’re sharing something with your friends, you may as well be sharing directly with the local paper: A recent ruling in a U.S. federal court says that […]Read whole story
Adult Bullying in the Workplace may result in Lawsuits
Morning news anchor Jennifer Livingston, who works for a CBS affiliate in La Crosse, Wis., became a news story herself this week when she used her local television platform to call out a viewers’ negative email regarding her weight. In […]Read whole story
No Cause of Action for ‘Lactation Discrimination’ after woman says she was fired for pumping breast milk.
Does being fired for requesting to pump breast milk fall under pregnancy discrimination? According to a federal Judge in Texas there is no cause of action for “lactation discrimination”. See the ABA article below: A federal judge in Texas says […]Read whole story
Ethics Complaint against Wisconsin District Attorney for sexting
This past December the ABA posted an article dealing with Legal Ethics and a DA from Wisconsin. The complaint contained text messages that were saved by the woman who complained. ABA article: An ethics complaint seeks a six-month suspension for a […]Read whole story